Stop the presses.
A Ryan brother isn’t going to say something. Except he kind of did.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said his unit was to blame for missing the playoffs, promised it would be better, but held back family impulse and didn’t say how much.
“Well, I guess we’re going to have to wait and see,” Ryan said, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “Day one, I’m not calling anybody out. I’ve learned. This is a bigger media than some of the other spots that I’ve been, so I’m gonna keep my mouth shut and work.”
Rob was in Cleveland and Oakland before a stint with the Patriots, where big talk in the media has never taken root.
A year ago, he was bragging about the Cowboys defensive talent, calling it the best in the league. They ended up 14th in total defense and 16th in points allowed, and their late-season fade was symbolic of the teams’ as a whole.
“We were the reason (the team) didn’t hold up, didn’t get to the playoffs,” Ryan said. “We’re looking forward to changing that.”
He’s just not going to talk about it, even though he kept talking about it.
“I’m not running scared,” Ryan said. “I’m not scared of anybody. I’m ready. That’s why I came to Dallas. I might not have known it was going to be this much scrutiny in the media, but believe me, I wanted to be here with the Cowboys, America’s Team. It’s about time America likes a Ryan.”
America likes the Ryans just fine, but the fans of America’s Team would like one in particular more if his words held up this season.